Cut­ting Down the Last Tree on East­er Island

  • From the Publisher
September 27, 2012

In Cut­ting Down the Last Tree on East­er Island, award-win­ning poet Lenore Weiss embod­ies the themes of loss, trans­for­ma­tion and re-inven­tion that are inte­gral to life and to her work. Poems cel­e­brate the author’s Jew­ish Hun­gar­i­an upbring­ing. Sur­vival, nego­ti­a­tion, and migra­tion play a vital role in these poems about fam­i­ly and love.

Tech­nol­o­gy and its role on rela­tion­ships is anoth­er thread in her work, and Weiss has had prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions of both dur­ing her pro­fes­sion­al career as a con­tent devel­op­er, most recent­ly for Apple Com­put­er. These mys­ter­ies of fam­i­ly, pol­i­tics, and tech­nol­o­gy build a pow­er­ful debut that details one woman’s migra­tions through life’s spheres and how the con­nec­tions expand and weave them­selves togeth­er into one func­tion­ing network.

Read Lenore Weis­s’s Posts for the Vis­it­ing Scribe

Love is the Answer

A Still, Small Voice

How Long Did He Stand Alone?

Spin­oza, My Sig­nif­i­cant Oth­er, and Bak­ing Soda

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